Not palpable that cannot be felt extremely fine so that no grit can be perceived by touch
- incompetent at being thought of by the senses particularly the feeling of touch
- not perceptible to touch
- imperceptible to your senses or perhaps the mind
- maybe not palpable; that can't be experienced; acutely fine, so that no grit could be identified by touch.
- perhaps not product; intangible; incorporeal.
- perhaps not apprehensible, or easily apprehensible, by theu000du000a brain; unreal; since, impalpable distinctions.
c.1500, from French impalpable, from Medieval Latin impalpabilis, from assimilated type of in- "not, reverse of" (see in- (1)) + palpabilis (see palpable). Figurative usage from 1774. Relevant: Impalpably; impalpability.
(a.) Perhaps not palpable; that simply cannot be considered; extremely fine, so no grit may be perceived by touch.
- (a.) Perhaps not material; intangible; incorporeal.
- (a.) Maybe not apprehensible, or readily apprehensible, because of the mind; unreal; because, impalpable distinctions.
Defoe possessed genius, and his secret is at the last as impalpable as the secret of genius always is.